DeJuan Wheat

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DeJuan Wheat
Personal information
Born (1973-10-14) October 14, 1973 (age 45)
Louisville, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolBallard (Louisville, Kentucky)
CollegeLouisville (1993–1997)
NBA draft1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1997–2010
PositionShooting guard
Number6, 32
Career history
1997–1998Minnesota Timberwolves
1999Vancouver Grizzlies
1999–2000Idaho Stampede
2001–2002Panteras de Miranda
2002–2003Buffalo City Thunder
2003–2004Juarez Gallos de Pelea
2004–2005Calgary Drillers
2005–2010Soles de Mexicali
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

DeJuan Shontez Wheat (born October 14, 1973) is a retired American professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and Vancouver Grizzlies. He was a star at the University of Louisville from 1993 to 1997, becoming the first player in NCAA Division I history to amass career totals of at least 2,000 points, 450 assists, 300 three-point field goals and 200 steals.

Louisville's second all-time leader in three-point field goals (323), Wheat ranks second in school history in scoring (2,183 points) and third in assists (498); as a senior, he was named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press, as well as Third Team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and Second Team All-America by The Sporting News. He led the Cardinals in scoring (17.3), assists (career-high 4.3), steals (career-high 1.94), three-point field goals (career-high 97) and minutes played (34.9 per game) as a senior and had 15 games with 20 or more points. He helped lead his hometown Cards to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament that season.

Wheat was selected 52nd overall in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers but was cut in the preseason, he was signed by Minnesota before the regular season began and saw limited action in 34 games, averaging 1.7 points in 4.4 minutes per game during the 1997–98 season. He signed as a free agent with Vancouver on January 29, 1999, and played in 46 of 50 games, all as a reserve, averaging 4.5 points and 2.2 assists in only 12.8 minutes per game.

Wheat retired in 2010,[1] playing his final season in Mexico for Soles de Mexicali.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Catching up with Dejuan Wheat Archived 2012-09-18 at Archive.today, thelouisvillepaper.com. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Soles de Mexicali Dejuan Wheat profile at Latinbasket.cm. Retrieved on February 9, 2012.

Check Louisville Courier-Journal 8/24/16... Wheat is now the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Valley High School in Louisville/Valley Station.

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